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Hike to 'Eretsloch' where once upon a time ore was looked for and maybe also found.

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  • Das Eretsloch in Grüsch
    / Das Eretsloch in Grüsch
    Photo: Daniela Göpfert, Ruedi Zweifel Grüsch
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A comfortable and easy hike to 'Eretsloch'. You can start the hike either from the station in Grüsch or from the car park of the bottom end of the cable railway Grüsch-Danusa.
easy
3.8 km
0:52 h
152 m
152 m
The so-called 'Eretsloch', a gallery (tunnel) of about 15 metres length in which you can get in - at first with a stoop, then upright - has its story. Anything definite about it is not known though, and the spelling of the name varies in the old records as well between 'Erez-' and 'Eretsloch'.

It was Peter von Finer, the most distinguished personality from the families of the venerable nobility lineage of Grüsch, who let this tunnel drive into 'Landquartberg' around the year 1535 to gain ore. There is nothing known about any success, but even nowadays glittering rock can be seen inside the cave which shows that the effort at that time was not unfounded.

Peter von Finer was busy with mining at other places, too. More over he was an influential politician at that time with many different duties such as governor of Tirano, 1529 curate and 1533 head of the government in Veltlin. From 1542 to 1556 he was landvogt on the castle 'Casels'  and ruled over the people of the Prättigau, and from 1541 - 1534 he was the owner of the baths of Fideris. In 1537 he and his wife Maria von Flachsland became the owners of today's Krone in Grüsch by paying an annual  tax for several years.

Author’s recommendation

Da die Auf-/Abstiege sehr gering sind, kann die Tour gut mit Kindern gemacht werden. Im Mördertöbeli befindet sich ein Cache.

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Author
Daniela Göpfert
Updated: February 20, 2019

Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
724 m
Lowest point
605 m
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Safety information

Im Gebiet um Grüsch gibt es Zecken, bitte achten Sie auf eine angemessene Bekleidung (lange Hosen etc.)

Tips, hints and links

Prättigau Tourismus 
Valzeinastrasse 6  
CH-7214 Grüsch 
Tel. +41 (0)81 325 11 11 
info@praettigau.info
www.praettigau.info

Start

Starting point is Grüsch station. (629 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.980487, 9.646149
UTM
32T 549141 5203198

Destination

Destination is Grüsch station.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport by rail RhB to Grüsch (timetable-entries 910 or 941)

Getting there

Access roads are A 13 to Landquart and B 28 to Grüsch.

Parking

At the station there are car parks liable to pay cost. At the car park of the bottom end of the cable railway Grüsch-Danusa you can park your car free of charge during the day.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
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Distance
3.8 km
Duration
0:52h
Ascent
152 m
Descent
152 m
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